DISCUSSION ON DURABILITY TESTS OF CERTAIN PORTLAND CEMENTS

LABORATORY TESTS ON PORTLAND CEMENT INDICATED THAT THE HIGHER LIME CEMENTS WERE MORE RESISTANT TO FREEZING AND THAWING. THIS DID NOT INDICATE THEIR SERVICE RECORD AS SOME CEMENTS WHICH HAD POOR SHOWINGS IN THE FREEZING AND THAWING TESTS GAVE BETTER SERVICE IN CONCRETE PAVEMENTS THAN THOSE THAT DID. THE QUALITY OF CEMENT WAS CONSIDERED AS CLOSELY RELATED TO THE METHOD OF ITS MANUFACTURE. CHEMICALLY STABLE CEMENTS GAVE MORE SATISFACTORY SERVICE. THE EFFECT OF CEMENT COMPOSITIONS ON THE RESISTANCE OF THE CEMENTS TO FREEZING AND THAWING AND CERTAIN OTHER INFLUENCES WAS DISCUSSED. ONE CEMENT HAVING POOR RESISTANCE TO FREEZING AND THAWING HAD HIGH RESISTANCE TO SULPHATE ACTION, WHEREAS ONE WITH EXCELLENT RESISTANCE TO FREEZING AND THAWING HAD POOR RESISTANCE TO SULPHATE ACTION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 17, ParT I, PP 334-342, 1 FIG; part of Report of Department of Materials and Construction
  • Authors:
    • Scholer, C H
    • Withey, M O
    • Gage, R B
    • PAUL, I
    • Bates, P H
    • Meder, L C
    • Hirschthal, M
  • Publication Date: 1938

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 1937. Part I
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00213788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM